A Tolland doctor who officials said had thousands of files of child porn on his home computer has pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography.
Carl G. Koplin, a 55-year-old former family practice physician in Vernon, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty on Wednesday in United States District Court in Hartford to one count of receipt of child pornography, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.
According to court documents and statements made in court, a Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent based in Virginia used a publicly available Internet file sharing program to download approximately 300 images and videos of child pornography from the shared directories of a user with an Internet Protocol address belonging to Koplin’s Tolland home.
On July 9, 2010, federal agents searched Koplin’s house and seized a desktop computer, storage media and other computer components and Koplin admitted that he used a file sharing program to trade images of child pornography and that he was responsible for any child pornography found as a result of the search of his residence, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
According to officials, Koplin had thousands of images and videos depicting child pornography, totaling more than 800 gigabytes in size.
Officials said Koplin was a family practice physician in Vernon before his arrest.
He has been in home confinement under electronic monitoring since being arrested.
He is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 11.